How to increase the Canon 7D dynamic range (Tutorial)

5 02 2010

Custom picture styles are an amazing feature that almost compensate for the lack of a raw codec for video capture on the Canon DSLRS. The default picture styles on the camera are geard towards producing nice results out of the box but are not very good if you intend to do color correction and grading in postprocessing. This tutorial shows how to use custom picture styles that produce very flat, high dynamic range footage (similar to real film cameras).


Canon x Vimeo=The Story Behind The Still

5 01 2010

Introducing the first user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and we all see beyond the still. To kick off the contest, Canon asked contestants to interpret what story they saw beyond the still, and to tell that story with the new Canon EOS 7D. A short film by Vincent LaForet will be the first chapter of seven, each ending with a still photograph for the next aspiring filmmaker to interpret. Posing the question to everyone, what do you see beyond the still?

Premieres on January 7th on Vimeo, and the contest will begin January 15th. More info coming soon!

This video was Directed, Shot and Edited by Blake Whitman. Additional cameras by Brian King and Sean O’Brien.

Zacuto’s Z-Finder Wins Photo Product of the Year

22 12 2009

“This little gadget is worth its weight in gold,” says Scott Bourne of, who just awarded Zacuto’s Z-finder as “Photofocus Photo Product of the Year for 2009.” As the full range of DSLR cameras, such as the Canon 5DMKII and Canon 7D, gain in popularity, photographers and filmmakers are embracing the wave of convergence with enthusiasm.  Thus, our product designers at Zacuto engineered the Z-Finder to allow DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video.

The First Snow

10 12 2009

Coney Island Dream

4 12 2009

NYC Creative:STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND:Canon 7D, time lapse

23 10 2009

High Line Twilight: Canon 7D, ISO 6400, 720/60P

22 10 2009